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Issue 43(3) to Launch on 23 September 2020

01 Sep 2020

The University of New South Wales Law Journal is delighted to announce that the launch of Issue 43(3) will take place on 23 September 2020. The Thematic Issue features 11 articles considering the theme ‘Revitalising Legal Authorities’. To revitalise legal authorities is to introduce new vigour into the capabilities of the law for future practice. Each of the authors has grappled with this theme in an innovative and thought-provoking way, from considering the example of legal reform in respect of reproductive rights through the statutory enactment of abortion safe access zones to arguing that Australian public servants should be afforded more liberty in respect of their freedom of speech, after the judgment in Comcare v Banerji was handed down by the High Court last year. You can find Advance versions of the articles to be published here.

We are delighted to be welcoming the Hon Robert French AC to deliver the keynote address. Mr French served as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia from 2008 to 2017. In his legal career which has spanned almost 5 decades, Mr French has also served on the bench of the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of the ACT and the Supreme Court of Fiji, and held other positions such as President of the National Native Title Tribunal. Mr French has also authored the Foreword to the Issue.

We are also pleased to be welcoming some of the authors of the articles published in the Issue to participate in a ‘Q & A’ session.

The launch will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 via online live stream from the Journal’s Youtube channel at 6:30pm. A link will be emailed in advance of the premiere to registered attendees.

To register your attendance, please RSVP before 12:00pm, 23 September 2020 here.